Articles

September 1, 2018

Packing Parachutes

A friend of mine tells the story of a US Navy sailor he accidentally met several years after that sailor had actually saved his life. He […]
September 1, 2018

X & O’s; Jim & Joe’s (and Jane’s)

My friend Terry Obee and I were recently discussing the importance and key components of strategic planning. I was making my case for a methodical approach […]
September 1, 2018

Building Cathedrals

As we begin the General Assembly, a 300-year-old story serves as a reminder of the power of purpose and the importance of viewing our work as […]
September 1, 2018

March Madness

Most of us can remember what has been called the greatest college basketball game of all time: the 1982 NCAA Championship game that featured North Carolina […]
September 1, 2018

Form, Storm, Norm, Perform

Bruce Tuckman first introduced the Form, Storm, Norm, Perform model of Team Growth in 1965. He maintained these stages were not only predictable, but necessary and […]
September 1, 2018

Observations from a Summer Vacation

It’s vacation season and many of us will be traveling this summer. It is indeed a time to relax, unwind and reconnect with family and friends. […]
September 1, 2018

Emotional Intelligence: A Key Factor in Life, Business & Politics

The political season is in full swing, and with primary elections in May, general elections in November and many more to follow, it is not uncommon […]
September 1, 2018

Telling Someone Off: Short-Term Impact; Permanent Damage

My teenage daughter works at a local diner and usually comes into our bedroom upon returning from what are usually very long nights, aching feet and […]